Canyonlands Overloooks, part 2: Dead Horse Point
Anne and I had one last grand adventure planned the last afternoon of our stay in Utah — a sightseeing tour of Dead Horse Point State Park.
Arriving at the visitor center, we debarked to discover that the cold drizzle falling on the high plateau where the park is situated contained additional elements of ice crystals. It was sleeting!
I took one turn around the overlook with my pocket camera (RX-100), and then went back for another quick pass with the Canon SLR after the drizzle/sleet abated.
With the main viewing point still a half mile farther out the narrow strip of plateau, we drove on over that way as the skies overhead began to clear and the “slizzle” abated.
Just a heads-up for first-time visitors to Dead Horse: Be aware that the visitor center, with its exhibits and gift shop and rim trail, is NOT the end of the road or the prime viewing point. The actual point of Dead Horse Point is farther out the road to the left as you exit the center’s parking lot.
(I mention this because I personally visited the park twice before actually discovering this. D’OH!)
Thankfully, there’s no getting lost on this highway — just keep driving until you reach the dead end.
And then — my advice — STOP driving, unless you plan on pulling a Thelma & Louise.